Mahmood Shubbak


► Short CV

Mahmood Shubbak is Postdoctoral Researcher at the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies of the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research interests are related to innovation systems and technology upgrading in the cutting-edge fields of renewable energy, climate change, and robotics artificial intelligence. He obtained his PhD in Economics at the University of Bremen (Germany) in 2018. He holds a Bachelor degree in Mechatronics Engineering and two Master degrees: Automation Engineering from Bremen University, and Communication Technology Management from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK). In his recent research, he studied the emergence and development of the Chinese solar photovoltaic industry through patent analysis, network analysis, and econometrics. Furthermore, applying novel innovation metrics, he investigated its economic and environmental aspects over time, geographical space and institutional frameworks. In September 2018, he won Herbert-Simon Prize for the best research paper presented at the European Association for Political Economy conference in Nice (France).


► Latest Publications
  • (2019) The Technological System of Production and Innovation: The Case of Photovoltaic Technology in China. In: Research Policy, Vol. 48(4), pp. 993–1015.
    [DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.10.003].

  • (2019) (with I. Lacasa, B. Jindra, S. Radosevic) Paths of Technology Upgrading in the BRICS Economies. In: Research Policy, Vol. 48(1), pp. 262–280.
    [DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2018.08.016].

  • (2018) (with I. Dominguez Lacasa) Drifting towards innovation: The co-evolution of patent networks, policy, and institutions in China’s solar photovoltaics industry. In: Energy Research & Social Science, Vol. 38, pp. 87–101.
    [DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2018.01.012].

► Research Interests
  • Innovation systems
  • Technology upgrading
  • Climate change, renewable energy
  • Robotics artificial intelligence
  • Information technology management

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